I’m loving the song “Always a Friend” by the critically-acclaimed, criminally-overlooked songwriter, Alejandro Escovedo. In this clip, he joins Bruce Springsteen onstage — a great gesture by Bruce, bringing Escovedo into the spotlight — and the joy is palpable. “Nobody gets hurt . . . nah, no . . . nobody gets hurt.”
This is a guy I’ve seen in half-empty bars, playing to 35 rapt listeners. It’s cool to see him here on the big stage, playing to 15,000, with the same passion and commitment to the craft.